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240GB Transcend ESD240C Review – Stylish portable SSD with excellent transfer

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Author's Note: The original review can be found at my blog - 240GB Transcend ESD240C Review @ JayceOoi.com.

Introduction
Fast transfer rate up to 520 MB/s. Ultra-portable with a sturdy metallic case. Yes, my wife loves her useful yet stylish 240GB Transcend ESD240C Portable SSD. Great for desktop PC, laptop and on-the-go mobile device. ESD240C makes her life easier thanks to advanced Transcend Elite for fast data backup and restore. Does it really that great? Read on to find out...

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  • Transcend for this 240GB Transcend ESD240C Portable SSD




Package Content & Design
As usual, 240GB Transcend ESD240C comes well-protected just like other Transcend's products. Once taken out ESD240C, you can find 2 cables – USB Type C to USB Type A & USB Type C to USB Type C, quick start guide and Transcend product brochures in the package.



Build quality is outstanding thanks to sturdy metallic case in a silver hue. Loaded with lightweight aluminum construction and optimum shock-resistant qualities. Yes, it is ultra-portable and durable no doubt.



There are 3 capacities to choose - 120GB TS120GESD240C, 240GB TS240GESD240C and 480GB TS480GESD240C. Just pick the one that suits your needs.



Love the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port. Suitable for all the latest devices in the market. And that tiny hole is LED light indicator by the way.



Software
You don't need any software in order to use ESD240C. However, Transcend Elite will provide you a lot of useful functions like instant backups and scheduled backups. Restore from any point on the backup task list. Protect files with powerful 256-bit AES encryption. It is compatible with macOS, Windows OS and Android.



You can even lock the SSD drive with password. Only you can access those files then. Isn't that great?



One portable SSD to rule them all. Yes, Transcend ESD240C performs very well on real world usage. Only praises and no complaint from my wife as a designer. She is able to copy all the design soft copies from PC to ESD240C fast and easy. And show her clients when needed. Besides using it for office works, she also uses it as personal storage for photo and video backup. Yes, it is performing well on smartphone through OTG connection too.



Advantages
  • Excellent read & write transfer rate
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface with UASP support
  • Excellent build quality
  • Disk locking support
  • 3 years warranty
  • Type-C port


Limitations
  • None from my wife


Conclusion
Wait no more and get yourself a Transcend ESD240C portable SSD too. Enjoy excellent transfer rate and ultra-portable for easy on-the-go. A great companion for desktop, laptop, mobile device and gaming console indeed.
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